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Canoeing trips utilize canoes for two people to paddle, generally down a river. We mostly offer day trips on Class I rivers. These are easy-flowing rivers. Occasionally, we offer a whitewater canoe trip, to a Class II – III river. Our trips are designed for a group of 10-14 people, and require no previous experience, except that you must know how to swim.  Each trip is led by Outdoor Rec. Trip Coordinators who are experienced in canoeing. Canoeing equipment, complete with canoes, paddles, and life jackets, is included in the trip price.

Upcoming Trips

APRIL 4 (Saturday)
Lake Clean-up via Canoeing
Cordell Hull Lake, TN
Cost:  Free!
Sign-up by: Friday, March 27

1.  You must be part of VU and have an @vanderbilt.edu email address.
2.  Click here to sign up.
3.  You are  officially signed up since this is a free trip.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 pm in the ORC.

At points during our hike along the north side of the lake we have noticed trash washed up on the former shorelines from the summer before.  By canoeing around the lake, we can stop and pick up trash, using the canoes to do the hauling.  This is a pretty area worthy of our time.  Beginners are welcome.  All paddling equipment is provided.  Estimated trip duration:  8 am – 6 pm.


Trip Information

Most trips are designed for a small group of people (10-12), and many of the trips require no previous experience. The fee for each trip covers the activity, transportation, in-camp food, camping fees, and group equipment. For more information, look for flyers around campus or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (at 2600 Children’s Way and behind the new Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center) during rental hours. This is also where trip sign-up takes place. Trips are open to all VU students, faculty, staff, and VRWC members. Alcohol is not permitted on any trip.